In the Chinese zodiac, as well as in the European one, the Ascendant (Rising Sign) is determined by the exact moment of birth. Unlike the European one, the Chinese zodiac divides every day in 12 hour intervals corresponding to the 12 Chinese zodiac signs.
The Monkey's hours are: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00p.m. All those born within the Monkey's hours have the Ascendant (Rising Sign) in the Chinese sign of the Monkey.
The Ascendant in the Monkey sign lends the native a special sense of humor and makes him/her be a funny person. The native having the Monkey as his/her Rising Sign can also be energetic and resourceful.
The Ascendant in the Monkey sign has benefic effects on those born under the Chinese signs of Rat, Ox, Snake and Goat.
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The Monkey in Chinese Astrology: